‘I’m a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one,’ Bloomberg on Trump
“Trump says he wants to run the nation like he’s running his business? God help us. I’m a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one,” Bloomberg said in a speech endorsing Hillary Clinton.
Bloomberg really did not skimp on the criticism towards Clinton’s Republican competitor this evening.
I actually had very low expectations for Bloomberg tonight, but his critique of Trump has actually been very strong.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 28, 2016
Bloomberg spoke of Trump as a “dangerous demagogue” and a bad businessman who would be the same as the president.
“Truth be told, the richest thing about Donald Trump is his hypocrisy,” Bloomberg said.
Bloomberg's takedown of Trump was very effective, he is everything Trump wishes he could be #DemsInPhilly— Fasiha (@fasihalim) July 28, 2016
The audience, both at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center and from the other side of the screen, seemed to enjoy it.
Bloomberg started off a little shaky with the crowd but bashing Trump as a bad businessman is right in the audience's wheelhouse— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) July 28, 2016
I think it is safe to say,Bloomberg hates Trump— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) July 28, 2016
One viewer suspected that Bloomberg was not only challenging Trump’s political course, but even his mental state.
Unless I am missing something, Bloomberg is the first major public figure to openly question Trump's sanity. It was not in the embargo rmrks— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 28, 2016
Some on Twitter seemed to be ready stock up on popcorn to see the fight continue.
I can’t wait for the Trump tweet on Bloomberg. Can’t. Wait.— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) July 28, 2016